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RESOURCES FOR ALL MUNICIPALITIES
Nyhart 2016 Indiana Health Care Survey: The Nyhart Company’s annual survey of healthcare costs and design features for Indiana employers reflects information from 328 Indiana-based employers and more than 18,000 employees.
IRS Opt-out Payments: On July 8, 2016, the IRS issued proposed regulations on opt-out payments that are important for municipalities with at least 50 full-time equivalent employees.
Municipalities and Medicare: Indiana municipalities often ask whether it’s possible to take Medicare “into account” when determining eligibility under a group health plan. This article provides an overview of this complicated area of law.
Buyer Beware: Medicare Cost Plus: Under the Medicare Cost Plus approach, a municipality with a self-funded plan elects to set its own price for medical procedures that is slightly higher than the amount that Medicare would pay for the same procedure. While this may sound enticing, all municipalities need to understand the political and legal risks associated with the MCP approach.
Providers and MCP Arrangements: Very few, if any, Indiana community hospitals will accept payments under a MCP arrangement as full payment for services provided. Attached here are letters from Community Health Network, Franciscan Alliance, IU Health, St. Vincent Health & St. Vincent Medical Group, and the Suburban Health Organization that indicate that none of these organizations will accept the MCP model.
HIPAA Privacy Rule: The provisions of HIPAA are the first national standards for protecting health information. Read about protected information and the administrative requirements of HIPAA.
Claim Liability Notice: Pursuant to 760 IAC 1-68-16 (a), a multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA) is required to provide each participating employer this notice regarding claim liability.
PPACA Update and Discussion (as of July 2, 2015): Addresses the ACA Health Insurer Tax, Employer Penalties, New Employee Classification Issues and the Cadillac Tax.
PPACA Supreme Court Ruling Impact: Note on the impact to Indiana Municipalities based on the June 25, 2015 U.S. Supreme Court final ruling.
Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidies in Federal Exchanges: Quick facts about the June 25, 2015 U.S. Supreme Court final ruling in King v. Burwell that upheld the availability of subsidies in all states, including those that have federally facilitated Exchanges
Cadillac Tax Legislative Brief: A fact sheet on the excise tax scheduled to take effect in 2018 to reduce health care usage and costs
Health Care Lane: An interactive experience from UnitedHealthcare that features information on benefits, wellness, the Affordable Care Act and more
HIPAA Privacy Training: An overview of the federal rules for patient health privacy, including protected health information, disclosure rules, individual rights, administrative requirements, HIPPA enforcement and more
Final PPACA Regulations on Municipalities: The IRS published final regulations on the shared responsibility penalties under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) on February 10, 2014. The final regulations contain several modifications to earlier guidance. This memorandum provides a summary of the significant issues relevant to Indiana cities and towns.
Rally Click Through Demo: An overview of The Rally Experience from UnitedHealthcare
2017 UNITEDHEALTHCARE WELLNESS ONLINE NEWSLETTERS
This monthly newsletter from UnitedHealthcare gives you a variety of wellness information including health tips, nutrition information, descriptions of available UHC services, advice from Dr. Oz, information about upcoming seminars, healthy recipes and more.
RESOURCES FOR TRUST MEMBERS
Virtual Clinic Flyer: Frequently asked questions about Virtual Visits, a new benefit covered by the Trust that enables you to see and talk to a doctor from your mobile device or computer without an appointment.
Smart Healthcare Consumers Stay Healthy – Outline: Ten valuable tools and resources from UnitedHealthcare to help you live a healthier life and make the most of your health care coverage.
HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices: The Notice of Privacy Practices (the “Notice”) describes the legal obligation of the Aim Medical Trust Health Plan (the “Plan”) and the legal rights regarding a participant’s protected health information held by the Plan under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). Among other things, this Notice describes how the participant’s protected health information may be used or disclosed to carry out treatment, payment, or health care operations, or for any other purposes that are permitted or required by law.
PHARMACY BENEFITS (FOR TRUST MEMBERS)
DENTAL BENEFITS (FOR TRUST MEMBERS)
VISION BENEFITS (FOR TRUST MEMBERS)
RALLY WELLNESS PORTAL (FOR TRUST MEMBERS)
Now available for Trust member municipalities, Rally is an interactive resource from UnitedHealthcare that uses industry-leading technologies, gaming and social media to engage employees in new ways. The participant employees and their families will be challenged to take greater daily ownership of their health. The Rally platform will offer an engaging experience designed to help people feel empowered and motivated through simple, fun interactions and personalization.